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I feel like I got nothing done in a day unless I did some coding. Unfortunately today I did no coding. Wearing many hats.
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If you build it, will they come? Peter Thiels standford class notes by +Blake Masters 
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Big banks are making a lot of money off all that plastic in your wallet. Even if you pay your balance every month.
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The idea is solid, but if one person stops paying with credit, the prices won't come down. Not to mention, I make 2%+ on every swipe. If prices were less based on paying cash, or a % increase for paying credit, more people would be convinced to "save" money by paying cash.
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The real MerchantOS page.
Powerful point of sale and inventory management without the pain.
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Thanks for the page. It looks great!
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There is a big problem with G+ circles. It's backwards. Here's an example of what I mean.

Say I put someone in my TechStartup circle:
I then go read that circle. And what do I see? EVERYTHING that person posts. I don't see just what they posted about Tech. Startup subject. My TechStartup circle only has a small fraction of posts about that subject. And that content is flooded out by the minutia of people's days.

The fix? People's circles should be public and you should be able to subscribe to just particular circles of their's.

How would this work? I make a circle called TechStartup. You subscribe to it in whatever circle you want (maybe "tech" or maybe "startup" or you could copy my circle name). Then when I publish posts in TechStartup circle you only see those posts and not everything I post about all my areas of interest.
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I agree with +Elaine Nelson, the ability to create circles by topic would be much better. You can do that on Twitter with hashtags pretty easily, as long as you get people in on the hashtag.
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Helping to launch a new startup in the payments space. This article is packed with gems.
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A supercell thunderstorm rolls across the Montana prairie at sunset. by Sean Heavey

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Google+ has finally arrived. MerchantOS is now on it.
Retail Software. Easy.
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When you settle on a single one, let me know which one it is so I can link to it from Gamerati+ ?
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Awesome resource list by startup guru Steve Blank.
Research, Web prototyping, Testing and Building Tools Lists of Tools from Others HBS Startup Tribe Tools List – from Tom Eisenmann at HBS PBworks startup tools List Startup Foundry tools list Groups L...
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I've been doing some reading on funding. Here's a great piece of advice on legal documents:
http://blog.eladgil.com/2011/06/you-should-read-every-word-of-every.html
You Should Read Every Word of Every Legal Doc (Especially Funding Docs). Reid Hoffman was one of my company's (Mixer Labs, acquired by Twitter) investors. One piece of advice he gave me was to rea...
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My favorite presentation on contracts ever: http://vimeo.com/22053820
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Einmaleins.tv is awesome. If you want to be a leader in Olympia (in whatever your arena is) get on there!
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Boom! We continue our vision to use global tech tools to connect the local community.
Einmaleins continues to push the envelope, and now on Google+.
Here are our current advertising rates for local businesses to reach our growing local audience. Be a part of the Einmaleins network, be part of the media revolution in Olympia and the South Sound.
Einmaleins creates websites, media and events that connect people to their community.
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I'm an entrepreneur living in Olympia, WA. I co-founded  MerchantOS, we provide cloud based point of sale and inventory control to small retailers in the United States and Canada. Currently we are running the registers of over 1,000 retail locations.
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